Arsenal face competition for Wolves winger Pedro Neto in 2024 transfer race

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Pedro Neto is likely to leave Wolves next year (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal retain a long-standing interest in Wolves winger Pedro Neto, but will face competition for his signing if they make a move for him next year.

The 23-year-old has been at Wolves since 2019, making over 100 appearances for the club, although he has not been a regular on the scoresheet, scoring just 12 times in all competitions.

However, he has looked extremely dangerous at times and has attracted the attention of bigger clubs, notably Arsenal.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Caught Offside that the Gunners have been tracking the Portugal international for a long time and were interested in signing him in the summer of 2022.

Wolves were not interested in letting him go then, but Romano reports that a move in 2024 looks very likely, be it in January or the summer transfer window.

Arsenal are not the only team to be keen on Neto, though, with the race to sign him described as ‘absolutely open.’

Neto’s five assists so far this season mean that no player has provided more in the Premier League this campaign, level with Tottenham’s James Maddison and Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier.

It is no surprise that Wolves boss Gary O’Neil has been delighted with the former Braga man, not just for his quality but also his work rate.

‘He’s worked extremely hard,’ said O’Neil of Neto. ‘It’s all him really, his commitment of what we’re tyring to do, his understanding of the tactical stuff that we give him, his understanding of all the extras we do and how committed he is to them and wanting to improve, and just his work rate, his enthusiasm around the place, I’m delighted for him.

‘You’re pleased when everybody does well, but when someone has committed and is enthusiastic and willing to work as Pedro is gets some success, you’re really pleased for them. He’s been a huge positive since I’ve walked in.’

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